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Pete Effamy

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Thanks Rhys. My old prof said the same about his old ebonite clarinets but they were knackered.
Ah, Leslie Craven from the Welsh National Opera endorses them over here. His big selling point is that they won’t crack or warp, but I’d be more interested in their playing characteristics - how much the tuning is affected by heat or cold and what pitch they are made to - A440 or A442
 

Dibbs

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I read with interest. My old clarinet prof had some old ebonite clarinets in his cupboard and advocated that if the cheap metal clarinets for the marching band market hadn't given them a bad name then they should be better than wood - fast to warm up for a start when doubling. What do you think - if Buffet or Selmer put their mind to it?
Absolutely. There's no reason why not.

Martin Foag make German system metal clarinets


and the price isn't outrageous.

 

Pete Effamy

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Absolutely. There's no reason why not.

Martin Foag make German system metal clarinets


and the price isn't outrageous.

Amazing. A whole world that I never knew existed.
 

Dibbs

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There are quite a few small German clarinet makers, for the most part, producing high end boutique/custom.instruments.
 
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